I've got a PC that I built and has been running Win XP SP2 with no issues for about a year or so. The other day, I went to reboot, and now I've got nothing. There was nothing irregular about the reboot. It was a standard Windows controlled shutdown and reboot.
So on boot-up, you don't even get through POST. It says
"Award Boot Block BIOS v.10" and then lists a major BIOS issue and asks for a floppy.
So, I figure somehow the BIOS got erased and all I need is a flash program and a copy of the BIOS and a bootable floppy. Easy fixin' right?
Yeah I thought that too. So I boot into DOS and get the flash program loaded. When I load attempt to load the BIOS program, it says it not any newer than what's currently loaded so the BIOS blocker says it can't be updated. And since I can't get into the BIOS, I can't shut the BIOS update block program OFF. Catch 22....
So, where do I go from here? I need a better flash program or a more updated BIOS for the motherboard.
Here's the link to what I downloaded.
It's a zip file with the flash loader and the .BIN file for the BIOS.
First thing the problem only with O.S(as per your statement - proper shutdown and restart). Your O S afftected by virus. you must format the full harddisk(all partions) and reinstall your O S. BIOS File always having the .ROM extention file, not BIN file. Pls reset the BIOS using the clear cmos jumper or removing the CMOS battery from motherboard.*****severe virus attack. Dont try to backup****
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Those error codes don't really mean very much to the general consumer, but blue screens of deaths are caused by bad RAM memory in your computer, not viruses. I'm going to take a guess that your computer is either several years old and/or it constantly get quite warm? Heat can shorten the life of computer components by quite a bit. You may need to get one of your RAM cards replaced to solve this issue.
There's a free program called Memtest86 that you can run to determine if this is the case. It will scan all your memory and look for bad sectors. You can download it here: http://www.memtest86.com/ and burn it to a CD. What it does is create a bootable CD that will execute the program as the computer turns on to scan all the memory. There are full instructions on their website. The process can take an hour or two depending on how much memory your computer has, and if it turns up any bad sectors then you know what your problem is.
A computer can run with bad sectors in the memory, but it makes it unstable that it will keep bluescreening, so if you have bad sectors in your memory it might be better just to replace the RAM. Luckily, this isn't too expensive. For instance, if your computer has 4GB of memory, it probably has 2 2GB RAM cards installed. You can get a 2GB replacement notebook memory for, I'd say $30 or $40. Installing RAM is very simple, and if you're willing to install it yourself, it won't cost you more than that.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and could not implement Windows XP mode and MS VPC does not support USB devices: I have both Win XPPRO SP2 and W2003E running in VirtualBox with supports to all my existing USB devices including VGEAR DTV which refuses to works since Vista days and Native Windows 7 (eg. no drivers!). Hope it helps!
run the setup , then there is also a setup patch win xp sp2 or whatever the version of your xp which will run dont do any thing during this it will install the driver it self , reboot your pc after that
Reboot and keep tapping on F8 into Safe Mode. You can select "Last known good configuration" or continue In safe
mode and do a system restore to the day before you installed the SP3. To do
a system restore, go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools,
System restore. Windows XP SP3 has some issues with certain programs giving
the blue screen of death.
Hi niket_shah, sorry but you're board Asus M2N-MX, does support Win XP SP2.
Chances are that while installing windows updates one or more updates failed. People like myself know from repairing PC's which updates need to be installed first. If you're Win XP SP2 did not or would not install than either the Win CD is not a valid Microsoft Win XP SP2 CD or (You have a copy) & there is something wrong with the CD. After a fresh (New install) of Win XP with SP2 there is more than 90+ updates for SP2 which must be downloaded through windows update program. Or you're windows will not function properly.
Just to show you what versions of windows the M2N-MX board does support. Click the link listed below. Once the link loads click the + sign next to Audio. Scroll down the page an notice the different Window version listed for you're board. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=M2N-MX&SLanguage=en-us
To recap this issue. The problem is either the WinCD or possibly you're hard drive. Make sure you allow windows to perform a full format before installing window. (Not a quick format).